"Margaret is in her 80s and has been collecting for us
Joseph's, and the United Methodist Church collecting for us
," he said.
Up in Scotland, the fantastic Hearts and Glasgow Rangers fans went out collecting for us
Arwel said: "We would like to thank everybody who have been collecting for us
. We are so grateful.
A huge thank you to intu Eldon Square and Metrocentre for supporting the appeal and to their staff for collecting for us
"Our family and friends have all been collecting for us
and getting their friends to help too.
We were very surprised that we were in the top 10 for the first time ever and it is thanks to you for collecting for us
We had not only parents collecting for us
, but shops and the wider community.
"Lots of people who use the stables say they have been collecting for us
and we've sent letters to the schools who send children here so we should have support from them, too." The group supports Riding for the Disabled at the stables, based in Calderstones Park.
It's a small place but everyone buys the Sunday Mail and they are all collecting for us
His mum, Margaret, praised his teachers, saying: "Shops, businesses, individuals and people of all professions are busy collecting for us
"Whilst we have a good existing network of pupils and their families and friends collecting for us
, we ask that the wider Sunderland community gets involved to help boost our chances of becoming the Back to School Collection Contest winners," Drop pens into the school reception.
"We'll certainly be sending out fliers, text messages and using social media to encourage our families to get collecting for us
again this year," added Stuart.
I had the Neighbourhood Watch down my road collecting for us
and the One Stop shops did the same when they read about us in the Mail.
"We have lots of family and friends collecting for us